October 19, 2012
Because our personal spirit urges us to celebrate the best of ourselves, it often feels uncomfortably close to be “selfish”. Spirit invites us to invest money in our creativity. It persuades us to take care of our needs. It asks us to explore our possibilities. This empowering inner wisdom encourages us to separate the “me” from the “we” and “us”.
Inviting our personal spirit to be fully present in our every day lives can start with spring cleaning our routines, responsibilities, and relationships.
Our routines soothe us. They keep things flowing and get things done, but they can also hijack time. Spring cleaning our habits will show us how we have structured our days so we can see if we are giving ourselves spirit time. We can check to see if we’ve become mired in “doing” until there is no time for “being”. Then we can toss routines that have become ruts, but are no longer taking us where our inner glow would shine brighter.
Over time, responsibilities can fill our days like storage in our garage, basement, or attic. What was once just right might be ready to be recycled or released. And although our responsibilities seem easier to collect than to discard, our spirit connection thrives in days that are not overwhelmed. Cleaning the clutter of past commitments and consciously keeping only those activities that honor our spirit can make all the difference.
When we spring cleaning our relationships, we give ourselves permission to make new choices. We get to consider how much time we spend with someone, when we will share our precious time with them, and if we want to let them fill our thoughts. The more we let go of interactions that don’t honor our spirit, the more opportunity we have to be best friends with that empowering inner wisdom.
Spring cleaning our lives dares us to refresh our busy days. It offers change so our spirit can be a conscious part of everything we do.